According to the third edition of eBay India census 2010 conducted across 28 states and seven union territories, India’s top five rural e-commerce hubs are Ambalapuzha (Kerala), Sajiyavadar (Gujarat), Adala (Gujarat), Abdalipur (West Bengal) and Kangayampalayam (Tamil Nadu). This means there are two rural e-commerce hubs of Gujarat in top five across India.
Arun Srinivasan, head (retention marketing), eBay India while speaking to media persons on the sidelines of the conference maintained rural towns in India said the census revealed, rural Indians are active online shoppers with online shopping being active in 1,054 rural towns across India. Rural India featured in eBay Census for the second year with rural towns witnessing active buying and selling trends.
The survey reveals that Gujarat has emerged as one of the top five online shopping markets in the country. Gujarat is ranked 4th after Maharashtra, Delhi and Tamil Nadu. During the census in 2009, Gujarat was ranked at seventh, from which it has jumped to fourth position.
The city of Ahmedabad ranks 7th among top 10 ecommerce hub in the country.
eBay India, a 100 per cent subsidiary of eBay Inc one of the leading e-commerce hub in India , has observed a surge in the number of e-commerce hubs in India from 2,500 last year to 3,300 this year.
In the case of exports, northern India exports the most at 52 per cent followed by the western regions of the country at 31 per cent. As far as imports are concerned, southern India tops the chart with 38 per cent while northern India stands second at 29 per cent.